I re-shot Jack's 1 year portraits today, and got a bunch that I just love. Problem is that the photo is going in an 8x10 frame ... and I was too close to him when shooting. I can't fit all of him in an 8x10 crop. Ack!!!! I could just crop him close up, but I just think he's so darling sitting on this crate. That could be mommy goggles too.
Anyhow, I have not edited a single one yet, or even narrowed down the lot of them. I was just skimming through them and noticed that I wouldn't be able to properly crop them for the frame.
What would you do? I can't do a collage for that particular wall, as all of the kids have solo pictures there. (and I'm doing a collage for the cake smash, I really don't have a place for two collages of him).
Here's just one of them
Last edited by coolmama72; 07-15-2009 at 04:59 PM.
sometimes this board kills me ... it's hard not to take offense when there are so many views and no replies. I was hoping more than one person would reply with suggestions, ya know? I get frustrated at times, sometimes it seems that the photographers going after the business aspect get more replies. yes, their pictures tend to be better than mine, but I want to get better. anyhow, not looking for CC on this set, as I'm happy with it. just wanted help with the crop to make it all fit ... so if you have a minute, and you're looking at this thread, please just reply and let me know if the stretched canvas looks okay. thanks, I do appreciate it.
It's actually a really cool technique, I had never done it before.
Here's the tutorial I used:
So, if you can't tell that the left side looks funny, then I'm guessing it will work. (thanks for the reply!)
works for me. I don't think anyone who didn't know about it would notice it in print.
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Gwen, I think that looks good! I've actually never had to stretch a canvas before that wasn't just a solid colour, so to me it looks good! I would just clone the shadows in the top corners, they draw my attention away from little Jack. CUTE shot btw, and I agree about not cropping out him sitting on the crate b/c he looks so darn cute.
And I hear ya about all the views and little to no replies. It's hard not to take it personally.
looks a bit stretched to me but I'm no expert. not sure how else to suggest. I think I wouldn't have noticed anything if you didn't say
(sorry about the replies, I hear ya, many reads and little responses is so common. actually I've found it worse in the past few weeks)
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